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    February 13, 2013
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too bad it took so long to get the senate to act. the senate has acted. it's up to the house. yesterday, 17 republicans called on john boehner to schedule an up-or-down vote on the violence against women act. if there is a vote in the house, those 17 republican votes, alone, together with the support of all house democrats will send that bill to president obama. john boehner, what are you waiting for? another exciting show tomorrow. have a good one, tokesfolks. come back and see us again tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show."
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>> stephanie: oh i'm sorry. are we on? glug glug, glug. >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. is she there? >> hold on. i just had to sip some water. >> stephanie: were you also drinking? >> totally parched. >> stephanie: wow. dry as a desert in here. [ laughter ] >> sean hannity said that was the best response to a state of the union he's ever seen. >> stephanie: awkward! >> he was going along fairly well. compared to jindal and some of the others in the past. >> he looked like he was running for a fraternity president. >> stephanie: he didn't get the chris matthews oh, god until that point. >> always look so young too don't they? i don't know if it is the background or the setting. >> stephanie: nervous much? i think i'm pretty sure boehner was drinking bourbon. we'll talk about that in a bit. in the meantime, jacki schechner in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody.
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president obama heads to asheville, north carolina, today, where he takes his state of the union proposals directly to the people he's going to tour a factory then give remarks about boosting manufacturing in the united states. the president covered all of the expected domestic issues last night or most of them including jobs in the economy. climate change, education social benefit programs, immigration and voting rights. one of the most emotional moments of the night came when he finally talked about gun safety legislation and said that no matter how lawmakers want to vote on it, the matter has got to get to the floor. >> obama: gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> as we've been discussing, florida senator marco rubio gave the g.o.p. response, a speech clearly written well in advance of the president's state of the union because it was like he didn't hear a word the president said. >> his solution to virtually every problem we face is for
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washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. now, rubio's delivery was arguably better than responses in the past. but as we've been joking, there is this moment which stole the show. >> nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. the choice isn't just between big government or big business. >> oh, so unsmooth and awkward. rubio did speak out this morning on "good morning america" and said "i needed water" what was i going to do? >> we're back after the break. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪
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♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: glug, glug, glug glug. all right. let the mocking begin! oh, come on, y'all are being mean on the twitter machine. >> marco rubio may have sucked but at least he swallowed. >> stephanie: come on, kids! [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> he became his own drinking game last night. >> stephanie: i swear to god -- >> where was i? oh, yeah. >> stephanie: the stephanie miller players present a meeting between john boehner and marco rubio. >> what was wrong with your speech was -- glug, glug, glug, glug. >> stephanie: okay.
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[ applause ] >> stephanie: boehner was drinking bourbon and coke. >> that was a little cocktail shaker set right in front of him. did you see that silver set? >> stephanie: i'll bet you that was vodka in that poland springs bottle. they're just not winning in the arena of ideas? >> you know what they make in poland? vodka. >> stephanie: just sayin'. it was like glug, glug, glug, glug glug, all night long! [ applause ] i've never seen that. have you ever seen the speaker or vice president drink brown colored liquid? hmm. okay. >> interesting. >> maybe it was just reflecting his skin off of the glass. >> stephanie: maybe. maybe it was water and it just -- >> appeared brown. >> stephanie: is he drinking tang? i see, it is reflecting. >> drinking cheeto juice. >> stephanie: he's drinking bronzer. he sweated it into his glass because he's so nervous because the president's ideas are so popular and his aren't. >> hi, mama, wow i haven't seen
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anyone reach for a drink of water like that since tom cruise in a few good men. rand paul, what was that? they are just not strong speakers really. that weird high school -- >> tea party response. >> rebuttal to the response of the speech -- >> stephanie: the rebuttal to the republican party. >> he was lit terribly. >> is there a good way to light? >> perhaps he had some bad turkey. >> stephanie: turkey? what's happened to you? okay. we are guested up on the -- oh, what? on the post-state of the union show. representative maxine waters, representative -- >> turkey? >> senator debbie stabenow, representative debbie chu and sexy liberal hal sparks in our number three. hump days with hal. >> wow, how does that happen? >> stephanie: travis burning
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the midnight oil apparently. although he did say he snuck in and spooned with me because we did a story about hollywood personal assistants. some force their assistants to sleep with them because they're lonely. >> stephanie: i ordered travis to my house to spoon. >> do you remember it? >> does midnight oil go well with flirtinis? >> stephanie: i had to give him enough flirtinis to sleep with me. >> if you're going to work in the blue sky mine, you need some flirtinis. >> you didn't get it. >> stephanie: right over my head. glug, glug glug, glug. >> '90s college rock reference. >> stephanie: i didn't get it so i just started drinking. you know what it was? not only how long it took but just that he was nervously looking like -- it was like no one would notice. i love this that he thought if
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he kept eye contact with the camera, no one would notice. >> michele bachmann thing off the to the side. what? that's how you do it. >> the camera awkwardly followed him as he went down and came back up again. >> probably like what the hell are you doing? this is live. there are no cuts here! >> stephanie: i think i'm going to do that all morning and see if i can freak out kelby in the current room. try to follow me. here i go. okay. i can't watch. somebody did it on a loop. you can see it on an endless loop. >> we can fix it in post, right? >> live? >> so huge majority -- loved the president's speech. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i watch it. it is a home run. then all of the pundits. missed opportunities and -- reach out enough and blah, blah. >> he reached out. he didn't reach out.
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>> stephanie: right. okay. so yeah, huge majority that were polled thought the speech was -- it is hard to top for emotional content, the gun -- that whole segment with the whole victims when he was talking about gun violence and by the way i didn't see ted nugent, did you? >> ted nugent was there. i saw a screen cap of him. >> stephanie: really? >> he looked completely -- >> stephanie: was he wearing the doofy hat? >> no, he wasn't wearing a hat. he actually had on a blazer and a shirt that didn't have a tie on. it was unbuttoned. >> stephanie: why would you wear a tie in it is only the president of the united states. why should you show any respect, decorum, anything like that? >> you want decorum? i just crapped my pants for once. >> stephanie: as far as we know. [farting sounds] >> did we check his seat afterwards? >> stephanie: he did make a doody in his pants. for him that, passes for respect. i went in the toity before i
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came. jim, what did you think of the speech? >> it was great. >> stephanie: i thought like it had all of the obama moments. humor. i know you like going to the ribbon cuttings. he even got a little orange chuckle from boehner behind him. >> you didn't see that. >> stephanie: i'm always struck though by all of the stuff the president talks about by large majority, the american people are for all of them. just hard to decipher the look on boehner's face when you go and we can't have that because of you! because of you and your stupid, uncontrollable caucus. he doesn't -- you're going to block that! what are you talking about? oh, yes, that's a good idea. we can't do that. no. glug glug, glug, glug. >> it is a great idea. glug glug, glug, glug. where was i? >> oh, yeah. >> stephanie: it was perfect. it was its own drinking game. all of them. boehner and rubio.
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that tells you where they're at. it made me feel better about my drinking solution. i was at home watching. >> texting with your frufel, i'm sure. who were also drinking? >> fitzgerald e-mailed jacki and i really late last night. you know my insystem nia. i was like awesome. who wants to talk about rubio. so she talked until midnight or something. we got to do a post-state of the union. i was like who's up? >> so glad you didn't text me. >> stephanie: well, i know better! [ laughter ] jacki was sleeping like a normal person. >> i did get up at 2:00 this morning to get sound bytes. >> stephanie: you know which are your political geek friends. they can't wait until [ bleep ] to talk about rubio. >> someone texted me. >> stephanie: what's going on? all right. >> smoke alarm trying to go off? >> do i need to change the batteries? >> stephanie: oh, speaking of
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which. that was the other huge breaking story. >> oh, good lord. >> stephanie: they haven't identified whether it was dorner or not in the cabin. >> cnn went with it up until about ten minutes before the state of the union. >> stephanie: i think everybody did. >> i think it was colonel mustard in the pantry. >> stephanie: if it's not him -- it is like the fugitive or something. ♪ it must be be him ♪ >> they were interviewing the guy who rented the cabin. said that's my cabin. it's burning. >> that's not important right now. >> stephanie: so what. listen! was it rented out at the time? >> no, it wasn't rented out. >> stephanie: we don't think there was any hostage or anybody else. >> no, there were two hostages that got away. >> stephanie: that he tied up. but they got away. >> stephanie: took their car. >> a friend of mine has a cabin in big bear. i said you have any houseguests?
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>> stephanie: last time it was a big fire. hear, hear. i was close enough to my house that i was watching tv going what? that's almost to my house! [ applause ] all right. so yeah, lots to talk about. some crunchy audio goodness from last night. >> obama: already, we've brought home 33,000 of our brave servicemen and women. this spring, our forces will move into a support role. while afghan security forces take the lead. tonight, i can announce that over the next year, another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> wow. >> stephanie: hooray. >> you say that like it's a good thing. >> stephanie: that will be popular. glug, glug glug, glug. josh in memphis. you're on "the stephanie miller show." poor marco. hello, josh. >> caller: how you doing miss stephanie? i would like to say i don't
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think it is fair we make fun of paul ryan or marco rubio for the water thing. i mean how are they supposed to keep their souls from catching on fire? >> stephanie: you are a scamp. >> that was very funny. >> stephanie: i forgot about paul ryan was drinky, too during the debates. very drinky. very nervous. did you see eddie sitting there? he's in a permanent snit during the state of the unions. >> isn't that wonderful eddie? >> i won't go! i won't, i won't i won't! you can't make me! you can't, you can't! i'm not i'm not, i'm not! >> stephanie: all right. so much to talk about. your reviews and ours of the state of the union last night. 17 minutes after the hour. kind of funny. i was thinking about how we do marco -- >> rubio. as a pool game. a water game. glug glug, glug, glug.
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right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: finally, talk radio you can dance to. it's "the stephanie miller show." the natural energy of peanuts and delicious, soft caramel. to fill you up and keep you moving, whatever your moves. payday. fill up and go!
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dishing with moi, on say anything. ♪♪ i don't know how i'm gonna survive ♪ >> stephanie: i see what you're going to do all morning. subtly mocking marco rubio. subtly our strong suit here. 22 minutes after the hour.
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1-800-steph-12 toll free from anywhere. instapoll, 73% approval of the president's speech in the cnn poll. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] what is this? 83% of viewers approved of the president's remarks. one of the funniest lines i've seen, marco rubio most ill-advised drink since socrates. thinking maybe i should have waited just a skosh. that speech was less than ten minutes. >> but he started rubbing his mouth. >> stephanie: he was sweaty. he was nervous. it was hilarious. >> and then -- and -- glug, glug glug, glug. i gotta go to the bathroom. glug, glug glug. >> that would have been funny if he would have left to go to the bathroom. christine lahti moment. >> stephanie: excuse me. i've drank too much water. can you wait a minute. they just put color bars up. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] he'll be right back.
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>> test pattern. >> stephanie: the ideas in the speech were pretty much a test pattern. pretty much nothing. got nothing there. the president meanwhile i thought, knocking it out of the park. >> obama: defending our freedom though is not just the job of our military alone. we must all do our part to make sure our god-given rights are protected here at home. that includes one of the most fundamental rights of a democracy. the right to vote. [ applause ] >> stephanie: okay. tara in california. hi tara, welcome. >> caller: hi. i called you last week but we got cut off in the middle because my phone dropped the call. >> stephanie: all right. go ahead. >> caller: last night i was watching "viewpoint" with john fuglesang and somebody came on and offered a definition of fascism that strikes me as where the republican party is currently today in which they
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don't care so much about representing people. they care about representing business. business should be able to make our political decisions for us. according to what -- >> stephanie: they're closer to fascism than we are to socialism. >> caller: exactly. exactly. >> stephanie: yeah. all right. go ahead. >> caller: oh, i just -- i just wanted to say that as i said, i agree with you entirely. they're way closer to fascism than we are to socialism. >> stephanie: that's the thing. literally, it is bob dole's healthcare plan when his idea on nukes is not as radical as reagan's when the president's position on immigration, not as radical as reagan's. he's a centrist -- republican, essentially, if you look historically. >> eisenhower. >> stephanie: i was going to go to the eisenhower, too. i collided with you. george in miami. hello, george.
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>> caller: hello, stephanie. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: when are you coming back to miami? >> stephanie: i would love to come back to miami. >> caller: rubio is in my state. i watch him last night and it is like he stood behind a donkey. reaching for a glass of water they won't see me. i mean, idiot republican. i love america. america is a great country but i didn't know you people have so much stupid republicans here. >> stephanie: it was a ventriloquist act. he didn't want us to notice it was actually rush limbaugh's voice coming out. just saying. >> why was the water so far away from him? >> stephanie: that's what i don't get. simple things. it is okay if you take a drink but why did you put it way over there? do you want a leader like that? not very much planning.
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>> oh, just a minute. >> stephanie: he's going to be president? oh, it's time to hit the nuclear but -- oh, where did i put it? >> let me walk across the room. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: too late. the u.s.a. is blown up because i forgot -- >> where is my water. >> stephanie: where the hell -- >> paul in omaha. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hello, paul. >> caller: good morning mama, good morning mooks. i saw marco rubio taking that poland springs and it occurred to me. you know who else wanted poland springs? >> hitler. >> i came here for the water. there are no waters here. i was misinformed! >> so he takes -- >> stephanie: marco rubio misplace poland spring. poland misplaced for weapons of mass -- that they didn't have. [ whatever! ] >> that was funky. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: brian in
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charlotte. hello, brian. >> caller: i haven't listened live in a long time. i wanted to let you guys know you're great as usual. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: the reason why rubio and -- before him paul ryan both had to drink that water nervously is because they know they're getting fact checked into oblivion. >> stephanie: it's true. your congressman you senators, you speak for a living. you're right. if you lack confidence in what you're saying or your ideas -- they see the same polls we do, brian. they're on the wrong side of every issue. >> exactly. and paul ryan was afraid he was going to get fact checked in real time by joe biden. now, this guy because he's a rising star, he's thinking about every word he's saying. he knows everything he's saying is going to get fact checked in the media the very next day. that's why they're so nervous about their ideas. >> stephanie: exactly. >> right wing pundits are blaming he's under the lights. we're under these lights for three solid hours.
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>> he's in florida. he's used to heat. >> he spoke for ten minutes. he couldn't speak for ten minutes without drinking a glass of water? >> stephanie: every other -- please. leave him alone. you bastards are lucky he even performs for you. >> performs and performs. >> leave him alone. you're lucky she even performed for you bastard. >> stephanie: somebody in kentuckys who name is not on the screen now. hello? >> caller: hey, this is mike. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: i liked the president's speech for the most part but he mentioned -- i'm in the pipe fitter's union. we were the first union to ever endorse barack obama. and you know, it is just like we're just as much under attack as women's vaginas. >> stephanie: we are in this together, you and i. >> caller: yes, we are. i got five sisters. i'm a baby brother. i believe in women's rights. equal pay and everything. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: my mom was a
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beautiful woman. >> stephanie: if you protect my vagina, i'll protect your pipe fittings. >> caller: okay! >> stephanie: deal. 29 minutes after the hour. representative maxine waters next on "the stephanie miller show." >> oh, boy. compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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>> i'm. >> stephanie miller. >> i have a work knowledge of the entire universe and everything it contains. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show."
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34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. not the manhunt for the cop killer not the state of the union, the big story look who won westminster, banana joe. an affenpinscher. >> a what? >> stephanie: he's so handsome though. >> is that a thing -- >> stephanie: little black dog with a big puffy face. s affenpinscher. >> monkey. >> perfect. >> what does pincher mean in german? >> that i'm not sure about. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12, toll free from anywhere. the president from last night. >> obama: when any american, no matter where they live or what their party are denied that right because they can't afford
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to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot, we are betraying our ideals. [ applause ] so tonight i'm announcing a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america. and it definitely needs improvement. >> stephanie: any camera shots of marco rubio talking about the voting lines in florida? glug, glug glug, glug, glug. >> give me another case of water. >> stephanie: daniel in atlanta. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi, dan. >> caller: good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: i just watched marco rubio's performance last night. >> stephanie: yes? >> caller: the entire time i watched him he looked like a combination of herman cain and mitt romney. [ laughter ] all i could hear was charlie brown's schoolteacher. >> stephanie: exactly.
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yeah. apparently they had a -- there was a meeting of republicans. he stopped it. they were talking about immigration. and i guess he stopped in and they asked him if he was nervous about last night. he said -- no. why, do i look nervous? >> this is crazy. you're nervous. you're the one who's defensive. >> it's not him. it's me. >> i don't know what i'm saying. >> stephanie: karla in ann arbor, you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, stephanie. good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: i thought the president nailed it! but you know, i love the part about the voting but the end was just -- brought tears to my eyes. how much -- enough is enough of this gun violence, my god. but being from michigan, let me first apologize for ted nugent because i realize he's from michigan. and i am so sorry for that. but i want to thank current tv for not giving him one photo opportunity last night. i was so glad that we didn't see
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not one photo. >> stephanie: i think all of the networks, i was watching didn't really -- ignored it. i thought there was going to be a lot of press. i think you're right. people decided to ignore him. >> caller: yeah. the president nailed it. he just -- hit it out of the park. he did. >> stephanie: absolutely. thank you, honey. it was interesting. we had some different takes yesterday on people saying whether it was appropriate or not for him to be there. the director of mayors against illegal guns said if there's better evidence that the nra's washington lobbies have lost their way, i can't think of it. they keep finding new ways to alienate their members which is a strange way to run a membership organization. gun advocates were saying good, this is the best news we've had all week. another said you're going to have a guy who recently threatened the life of the president opposite the people who have lost loved ones. some people were saying that yesterday. good. let them put his face out there as their representative.
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right. here's the thing. marco rubio dropped by the meeting of house republicans yesterday. said i didn't mean to interrupt as he looked for a cup of coffee. he was nervous all day. >> looking for liquids. >> stephanie: when asked if he was feeling pressure, he gave a big smile and said no. >> ha, ha, ha. >> stephanie: where's the coffee? glug glug, glug, glug. >> you don't hydrate with coffee. it sucks the water right out of you. >> stephanie: you might want to try like a camelback. a little tube. >> i'm reading about banana joe. it is an affenpinscher. charming monkey-like face and a habit of barking so powerfully, he almost knocks himself over. he was recognized for his humor and spirit. >> stephanie: manhood is quite large. just saying. comparatively. >> why are you looking at that? >> stephanie: it is a very small dog. he's well hung for a little tiny
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dog. >> you're weird. >> stephanie: look at the picture. >> oh, my god. >> stephanie: i'm just saying for a tiny dog he's all [ bleep ] >> stephanie: cindy, good morning. >> caller: hi, stephanie. it has been a long time since i've called. >> stephanie: see cindy handsome and romantic. i point out the romantic part of him. [ laughter ] >> caller: i think about you every day. i've had a lot of stuff i have to do in boston. i always pass by the wilburn. when will stephanie come back. >> stephanie: are you saying please come to boston? >> caller: that was my idea for that. anyway, i was -- when i was listening to marco rubio, i was -- i started to flash by -- back to the progressive -- i think it is the progressive ad with flo where the guy from the other competing insurance agency, his pants catch on fire. and then he says. [ speaking foreign language ] then he took a drink of water which was the killer after that
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image in my head. >> that was brad mcdonald. very nice guy. >> stephanie: did marco rubio say that in spanish? >> it is like a sauna in here. >> stephanie: did anyone watch the spanish version? agua. okay. let's go to gina in massachusetts. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi, gina. hello, gina. hello, gina. oh, she's missed her big chance. sue in rockford, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi sue. >> caller: hi. sorry, i need a sip of water. hold on. i don't understand why you guys don't get it. they're drinking kool-aid. >> oh! >> stephanie: it is the clear kool-aid. okay. all right. >> it is poland flavored. >> stephanie: greg in
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minneapolis, you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, there. am i talking loud enough? >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: okay, good. i just heard on the fox network a new name for people that are my age. i'm going to be 64 in march. and we're now the entitlement generation. >> stephanie: see what you did there? you're a taker. >> i know. i've only been putting money into the treasury for 40 years. >> which is why you're a taker. >> caller: i don't deserve anything back. >> how dare you pay your way! >> stephanie: now you feel entitled to it back. moocher! jen in the u.k. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi jen. >> caller: hi, steph. calling from london. >> stephanie: london calling. go ahead. >> caller: i watch you on stream. i'm half irish half cube on. i was born and raised in miami. rubio doesn't represent all latinos or cubans. they're now voting democrat.
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he was just -- a lot of the things he said yesterday was so -- >> stephanie: he does represent people who are really thirsty. people that are dehydrated. >> yes. >> yeah. >> stephanie: thank you honey. a lot of hollywood celebrities may support him because every other day -- >> lindsay lohan. >> stephanie: okay. >> marco rubio to the rescue. >> you sweat a lot in miami. you need to replenish. >> stephanie: mike in brooklyn. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, i've been trying to get through to you for about a month. >> stephanie: i'm playing hard to get. i knew you would fall for it. >> caller: what can i tell you? i was really curious about the nra not wanting this universal -- this list of universal registrations. because the nra has it. and the nra -- that's the way they bug us to join them.
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i used to be a gun owner when i was in san francisco. left my gun in california. >> and your heart. s. >> caller: i've been getting so much stuff from them it is incredible. they know each and every one of the gun owners in this country. i don't see what they're against. >> stephanie: they wouldn't want us to know that's exactly what we would be expecting. all right. the president last night. >> obama: we should follow the example of north miami woman named dezilene victor. when she arrived to vote, she was told the wait might be six hours. as time ticked by, her concern was not with her tired body or aching feet but whether folks like her would get to have their say. hour after hour, a throng of people stayed in line to support her because she is 102 years old. she erupted in cheers when she finally put on a sticker that read "i voted."
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>> i love that she was right there. >> stephanie: that is an incredible story. donna in naples. hello, donna. >> caller: hi, stephanie. i just have to bring up one thing. our president gets up there and gives a very positive speech and he's just so wonderful. and then you get marco rubio up there like every other republican blaming the president, blaming the democrats. and making the most negative speech i've ever seen. sweating like a pig. dry-mouthed. then he did that little dance. it was hilarious. >> stephanie: it really was. donna, i almost like -- the punditry you can almost like -- you don't even have to wait for it. it was the liberal laundry -- it was the most divisive speech since his inaugural address. these are the ideas he ran and won on. >> so sad.
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i mean really. >> stephanie: and he was reaching out. he said let's do this together. i don't know how else you can make it any clearer. he used humor. i thought it was powerful. all right. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: call the political party line now, 1-800-steph-12. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com
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>> stephanie: trotting marco rubio out on all of the morning shows with the humor. make fun of it. make fun of it. make sure you have a sense of humor about the disaster. all right. 50 minutes after the hour. it is "the stephanie miller show." damian in johnstown pennsylvania, says steph ironic isn't it for a person in the party so anti-immigrant, marco rubio could have used the girl from ipanema song. >> please stand by. >> stephanie: all right. susan in knoxville tennessee. >> technical dufusness. >> stephanie: susan in knoxville about the big gulp. poor howard dean was mocked endlessly. can we call this the marco's waterloo. >> they do have a dehydrating effect. >> stephanie: okay. let's go to terrell in
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south dakota. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi terrell. >> caller: hi. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: why was boehner looking so mad last night? he looked like he wanted to slap him behind the neck and say shut up. >> stephanie: he always looks dissatisfied. that's why he was drinking. >> stephanie: prove to me it wasn't bourbon and coke. julie in seattle said it looked like tavern takeout. you know what? if you can't be in the tavern, bring the tavern to you. he brought the taf ton the state of the union and why not. we were saying jacki was asking yesterday, what's our drinking game? they were the drinking -- they were a drinking game. >> they drank for us. >> stephanie: exactly. let's dive into the right-wing world. marco rubio -- krauthammer. >> so much of it is upsetting as you said. rnc, you've got a crowd who is behind you. lifts you. president at the podium.
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he's -- and here you are in a hot room with the cameras looking for a glass of water. it doesn't work. it works against everybody. it is a hard job. i think it was an excellent speech. >> he can have an audience if he wants. >> stephanie: with the president, there were no lights or cameras on his speech. >> a million people looking at him. >> looked like such a dufus. >> everyone looks like such a dufus compared to the president. >> stephanie: boy oh, boy. >> compare and contrast. >> stephanie: he's not a strong speaker or swimmer. he almost drown himself in that glass of water. >> marco. >> rubio. >> stephanie: sean hannity who i think writes his response before the speeches. >> you can totally tell that. >> i think the big story of the night is going to be marco rubio's response. i thought it was the best response to the state of the union that i've ever seen. very different competing visions that people like overwhelmingly marco rubio's vision for the
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future of the country versus barack obama's vision. >> what? >> stephanie: you gotta give it to him. it is hard to be that wrong without dick morris by your side. he's continuing the tradition. i think it will be the big story. oh, you're right! the big story of the night. >> he totally wrote that line before. >> stephanie: best speech ever. okay. i did pause it -- perhaps it was a ventriloquist act so you wouldn't know it was rush limbaugh's voice coming out. >> you've got a fake presidency, a fake regime, built on fake promises, fake results. that created all of the millions of jobs. that's fake. they're faking everything here. nothing is real. at some point that kind of fakery -- >> yeah, you should know. >> stephanie: are we still with that?
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they're just baking the job numbers? >> every month he says that. >> he was entertaining your dodge dart starting up in winter. >> stephanie: every once in awhile, the real characters do us an impression of doing jim's impression of him. >> the -- the -- the house -- the -- the -- >> stephanie: they become the steve carell character in bruce almighty. i was saying if you listen to rush as much as you do, he starts to sound like that. >> stephanie: mark levin. >> what the hell does the democrat party stand for today? the destruction of america? and what the hell does the republican party stand for? sit there with their thumbs in their mouths while it is going on? an ounce of common sense should
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be getting on any soapbox imaginable. and screaming from the tops of their lungs. >> you got that covered. that these policies are destroying america. that this president is destroying america. instead, the republicans cower. >> stephanie: does he really talk at that volume for three hours? >> for three hours. >> giving me a mike rephone. >> we can hear him all the way from new york. >> stephanie: i'll bet he makes a fortune in lozenge endorsements. i don't know why i'm so hoarse. >> stephanie miller. she's sarcastic and loud! >> stephanie: he agrees with hal sparks on that. they're a bunch of thumb suckers [ crying ] >> nook, nook, nook. >> we'll have hal do that in hour three when he's here. >> stephanie: amy kremer from the tea party express. >> they're from the fast tea party. >> he said he will be
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respectful. i think we have to leave it at that. it is his -- all of them represent us there in washington and so i think he has every right to be there as long as he's respectful. you don't agree with everybody that's there. none of us do. so i mean any of us could go we're not going to agree with everybody that's there. >> so the tea party express, you can get from broadway to albany with no stops. >> stephanie: right. it is speed tea party. okay. let's go to rx aj in los angeles. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, stephanie. saying the country -- california goals. california economically, culturally. now politically california is completely democrat. so that's led the country. this is just the beginning for the country to go like california. >> stephanie: there you go.
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so goes the nation. as goes california. okay. rich in illinois. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi rich. >> caller: hello. just wanted to say that i tuned in a little late last night. i noticed a bunch of green ribbons on everybody's chest. i say oh, no propaganda for the gun control crowd. >> stephanie: that's what you want to do is call support for the grieving families in newtown. >> caller: right away, i googled it. it was -- >> stephanie: sure enough, it was human compassion. >> that's hard for you republicans to understand. >> caller: i'm pushing for a green and white ribbon. i will e-mail the nra and ask them to make green and white i guess because you own a gun you don't care about the deaths of people to gun violence. it is ridiculous. >> stephanie: what does a green and white ribbon mean? >> caller: it means innocent people gun owners are innocent people -- >> stephanie: it is for sympathy for gun owners. >> gun owners have no sympathy.
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>> stephanie: the real victims. so many onerous regulations on them. hardly anyone has a gun in america. >> so difficult. >> got the money? okay here. >> stephanie: that guy is kind of a douche. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> senator debbie stabenow.
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hour number two. senator debbie stabenow coming up. lots of post-state of the union reaction. jacki schechner. >> yes. >> stephanie: does the puntiry bother you? 820% of the american people thought the speech was great. the pundits have to go i thought he missed an opportunity to lead. i thought there were missed opportunities, missed opportunities. >> they create conflict. because they think that's what people want to hear. it would be nice if we had the facts and people discussed the facts and that's where we came from. but there's such a predetermined amount of division and divisiveness that that's where they have to go. they feel compelled to go that way. >> stephanie: the only punditry i love is chris matthews, the later and later it gets, he starts blurting out more and more incomprehensible things. i can't get enough of it. what does that even mean? >> isn't it fun? >> it is their sport. >> stephanie: here she is, political geek news goddess jacki schechner.
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>> partisanship is one thing but poor manners and poor choices are entirely another. cameras caught some telling moments during last night's state of the union address. first, president obama called on congress to pass the paycheck fairness act which means that women will earn the same amount of money for the same amount of work as men do, some women chose to stay seated. >> obama: and finally pass the paycheck fairness act this year. [ applause ] >> yeah, because that's controversial. then there's the president telling the story of 102-year-old haitian immigrant dez lean victor who waited an unreasonable amount of time to vote this past november. as the chamber stood to honor this woman who at one point herself, even tried to stand up, the cameras showed the room and the emotional tribute but when it cut back to speaker boehner take a look. not only was he seated?
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but there was a considerable delay when he finally decided to applaud. so those are the theatrics of last night. as for the substance, the "the washington post" has fact-checked the president's speech and says that he did seem to cherry pick some of his proposals or his examples to make them sound more favorable. for example, he says we've added 500,000 new manufacturing jobs in the past three years after hemorrhaging them. that is true. but what he doesn't say is we still need 1.8 million new jobs to catch up to where we were before he took office. that would have been in december of 2007 when the recession started. we're back after the break. that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: happy post-state of the union. it is "the stephanie miller show." not only is she fabulous senator, she's done many interviews with us and never once needed a water break senator debbie stabenow of the great state of michigan joins us now. good morning senator. >> how are you? >> stephanie: we've missed you. i saw you on the tv last night. i thought it was a great speech. what did you think? >> it was wonderful. it was very exciting to be there. a lot of energy in the room. of course, he's talking about making things in america. manufacturing. he's singing my song here about innovation and american manufacturing. so i love that part of it. but i thought it was very hopeful. a very visionary speech. >> stephanie: and honestly, you could even see it on tv. but i can't imagine being in the
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hall. all of the -- stuff about gun violence and the victims. it was so powerful. i can only imagine the energy in the room. >> it was so powerful. both obviously that is something we have to tackle. we have to come together and get something done on. i also thought the other -- the piece that was so powerful was talking about voting and you know having the 102-year-old woman who spent so much time in line trying to vote and having her there and the room was so powerful. what i thought was actually shocking to those of us who were there is that we had our -- the leadership on the republican side in the senate did not stand up during the provision about making changes to make sure everybody can vote. and so i don't know if you could see that on tv but that was quite shocking. >> stephanie: to say the least. i also thought you know, you speak about american jobs as you do so eloquently.
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when he talked about infrastructure and about our crumbling bridges i mean, it just seems like such a no-brainer and yet you know half of the things the republicans are clapping politely for they aren't going to vote for, right? >> the unfortunate thing is we're having this debate in country that's not being done anywhere else in the world about whether or not it is legitimate to have a public sector and whether or not we should work together and you know, it should be all hands on deck time doing the things that are appropriate for the public sector. education, innovation. rebuilding america. unleashing the private sector entrepreneurialship to create jobs. every other country is using every resource, every tool that they have to beat us on the world stage. and we're stuck trying to debate whether or not it's in our interest to create jobs through modernizing our country's infrastructure. everybody else around the world looks at us and goes you guys
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are really kind of crazy here. that you're having this debate. while they're running out and trying to -- china is building 20 new airports. big airports. and we've got these other things going on to build infrastructure including technology. >> stephanie: we hear the same refrain. we have a spending problem. that's all they ever talk about. >> entitlements, entitlements. >> stephanie: right. i know -- who is it? cantor is on tv today this morning, saying the president didn't put forth any plan on the sequester. yes, he did. he's been very clear. >> he has been very clear. stephanie, what we have is a governing problem in our country. we need -- we need people willing to sit down and work things out and make tough decisions. when we pass our five-year farm bill in the senate last year, we looked at every page, decided what works what doesn't. we actually eliminated 100
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different things that either hadn't been used well, didn't work. eliminated a big government subsidies for ag. and saved $23 billion. at the same time, we refocused on the future with local food systems and farmer's markets and you know, the kinds of things we need to do in schools as well as supporting ag. but we did it by being very strategic, asking the right decisions then making some smart decisions. that's what we need to do. i also need to say this because it needs to be said every single day. the economists have told us we need to have $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years to really turn the page. we have already agreed to $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction. 80% of that is on the spending side. the only thing that's been on the side of left's make the wealthy and the well-connected do their fair share was what we did at the end of the year.
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80% has been spending. when we go forward to the rest that needs to be done, we've gotta make sure that the vulnerable families, seniors middle class aren't the ones asked to pay and to sacrifice one more time. >> stephanie: there's john boehner yesterday accusing the president of not having the guts to cut spending, not having the courage to stand up to blah, blah blah, his base or whatever. as we all know, it is boehner that's walked away from any of these grand bargains because he couldn't sell it to his own base. >> right. and there's been an unwillingness to work across the aisle which you have to do. if he puts together a coalition of democrats and republicans, he can get done whatever he needs to get done. it is only when he lets the very very extreme wing of his party control things that everything stops. because they're on a mission. they're on a mission to destroy government services. they believe that they want to shut things down. they believe there is no role
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for the public sector in a civilized society in a democracy which of course, makes no sense. every other country in the world wants to be like us. in terms of our economy, what we are doing. the rule of law that we have so businesses can conduct business. you know, the air that we breathe. the water we drink. the food that we eat is all safer than other countries because we invest in basic things that affect the quality of our lives. and that's what we do together because it's tough to do by yourself. so that's the whole point right, in a democracy. you want to unleash the private sector, go do what they do best and then there's things that we do together. law enforcement protecting air water, education something we do together because everybody benefits and it is tough to do by yourself. >> stephanie: senator stabenow you're working on another important issue because once again you know, whenever we have these gun debates they,
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you know, literally say it is mental health. we shouldn't touch guns. there's nothing we can do on guns yet they're the ones who want to cut funding for mental health services. so you are part of a bipartisan group of senators. >> yes. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> this is an issue i've worked on for a long time. actually, when i was in the state government chairing the mental health committee. i think this is a real moment to get something done in a bipartisan basis. we need to treat mental health services as we do physical health. in other words we need a continuum of care. we do that in health reform starting in january. i made sure that in health reform now going forward that mental health services, substance abuse services will be covered the same under insurance as physical health. and there is a very good reason for that because when you look at where we are you know, if someone is a diabetic, nobody
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questions what happens if they're checking their sugar or they're taking insulin but if you're bipolar and you have a chemical imbalance in the brain and you could take medication to be able to even out the chemicals and receive the therapy that you need, suddenly that becomes something very different that we don't understand. there is a stigma attached to it and so on. what we're doing is working very hard to do away with the stigma. to have quality mental health services in the community that are funded. have the same access to funding sources as health centers. i'm so thrilled that folks from silver linings playbook have gotten involved. bradley cooper did something with me. david owe russell whose son is bipolar. did something with us as well. >> stephanie: the director of "silver linings playbook." we want to bring this out of the shadows. this is something that touches every family. whether it is physiological and it is in the brain or whether it
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is your heart or kidneys or you're diabetic, we ought to be looking at all of these things as to how we can treat them so that people can manage it and go on and live healthy successful lives. >> stephanie: senator as the president said, we cannot cut our way to prosperity. this is where the republicans run into their own hypocrisy. oh it's not guns. it is mental health. yet they're the ones always cutting funding for mental health. they screamed about benghazi. they voted to cut funding for security. that's the problem. the cutting is not always the answer. >> it is about smart investments. in our own families, you know, when we're in tough financial time you cut back where you can. then you also say well, this is too important. sending the kids away to college is too important. we'll take out college loans or you know, we really need a roof over our head. a house. we'll have a mortgage or we're going to put some money on a credit card because we have to make sure we can eat while we're
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going through this. you make decisions and businesses make decisions. they don't just cut. they cut back. but they don't cut everything otherwise they would lose their business. you make strategic cuts in spending then you make strategic investments. you go get a loan. expand or to create the new product. you know in the long run that you will be more successful. so when they say one government like a business, i would love to run government like a business. no business would survive the way they're running this government! so let's -- this is about common sense, balance you know, making tough decisions a whole lot of things we can do in the tax code to take away special deals for the wealthy and the well-connected. there is a whole lot of -- on the spending side, there's things we can continue to do. but let's be smart about it. let's have the right values when we're doing it. >> stephanie: absolutely. senator stabenow, great stuff as always. thanks for joining us on such an important day. >> wonderful to be with you. take care and keep up the great
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work. >> stephanie: senator debbie stabenow from the great state of michigan. [ applause ] this is the perfect headline. what the president's up against. g.o.p. backs path to citizenship unless obama supports it. the president needs to stay out of this. because literally when he says it -- >> why would the president stay out of something -- >> huh? >> stephanie: new "washington post" poll finds 70% of americans say they support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. when the same question is asked this time with obama's name attached to it, the support drops to just 39% among republicans. obama path to citizenship. >> that's crazy. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> stephanie: unbelievable. all right. 18 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: there's something funny going on in talk radio. it's the "the stephanie miller show."
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steve stockman will still be here. >> who said that? >> nancy pelosi. >> stockman's lovely and talented guest ted nugent. >> stephanie: okay. tommy. things to do rather than watch morning joe. masturbate with sandpaper. clean the lint trap on the dryer and spread it on toast and eat it. morning joe, barack obama was not ready to be president unlike bill clinton. , who as you recalled, he tried to get impeached. i highly recommend bill press if you're on the east coast. if you're on the west coast why then there's -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> stephanie: hi charles welcome. >> caller: good morning. you guys make my morning i tell you that. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: one thing i've noticed from being a youngster to this full-blown adulthood
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republicans can't handle heat. nixon, he was sweating. >> stephanie: i totally had forgotten how drinky paul ryan was during his ass kicking by joe biden. >> caller: from now on in any major speech where they get frustrated with the lies, instead of little bottles of water, they should just have a bucket and a ladle. i gotta have a drink of water. just do it from there. >> stephanie: i suggest a wine hat. you could fill it with water or a camelback like runners use. you just have a tube going in all the time. >> rumers do it, too. >> stephanie: talking about how literally there's polling the president is for a path to citizenship. republicans aren't for it. >> whatever it is, i'm against it. >> stephanie: in general they're for it unless obama says anything. boehner said yesterday the thing i'm most concerned about
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immigration reform is the president getting in the way. i hope the president will play a constructive role. as you'll recall, senate republicans filibustered the dream act. we couldn't get that part done. okay. just fyi. >> wow. >> stephanie: let's go to linda in cincinnati. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi. i just -- i want to put all of your audience on notice that i'm here in ohio. boehner, we can't touch him because unfortunately we can't vote his ass out. but kasich and we set on our hands here in ohio in 2010. that's how the -- >> stephanie: she dropped an f bomb. >> stephanie: best of luck to you. ryan in chicago. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: it has been a long time since i called in. i want to thank you. i've been at home with the baby for the last year so current tv was on every morning.
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i've been enjoying you guys. now i'm back to work stuck in traffic in chicago. anyways, i think what's kind of funny last night how hypocritical rubio was about government funding things and then he goes on to talk about how his dad died with dignity because of medicare and his mom is getting care from medicare. and how he was able to go to college. so it just speaks volumes to what the party is all about. >> stephanie: good point. i've heard a lot of people point that out. absolutely. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: you said government is huh? but you -- that seems like a giant wheel of -- >> wheel of right wing hypocrites. >> stephanie: drinking so much to drown his hypocrisy. >> aww. >> nook, nook, nook. >> stephanie: let's jump to some marco rubio audio goodness, the part where he was not drinking. here he is talking about government bad. >> all government isn't going to help you get ahead.
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it's going to hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunities. it is going to limit them. >> stephanie: no except for the government kind that help me and my family. >> then he went on to say -- >> i believe in federal financial aid. i couldn't have gone to college without it. one of these programs is medicare. it is especially important to me. >> what a moocher. >> it provided my father the care he needed to battle cancer and ultimately to die with dignity. and it pays for the care my mother receives right now. >> but government doesn't do anything. >> stephanie: i hope you bought that bottle of poland springs yourself. you big moocher. >> stephanie: let's relive the moment. >> the short time i've been here in washington, nothing has frustrated me more than the false choice the president laid out tonight. glug glug, glug, glug. >> did he go on to elaborate what the false choices are? >> i love at the beginning of that, you can hear his cotton mouth. let me play that again.
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>> stephanie: i was wondering if you would like to go to the prom with me. >> short time that i've been here in washington, nothing has frustrated mow more than false choices the president laid out tonight. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i haven't been this thirsty since i was in tel aviv. excuse me. all right. >> scott mclennan. >> stephanie: mclellan. >> stephanie: dave in miami. >> caller: we have a new name for him. it is the water boy. >> stephanie: could do a remaining. it was an adam sandler film, right? >> caller: miami, most people don't like him at all. we know who he is. he's a fraud. i think water boy my friend joe ramirez came up with that. that's the perfect name for him.
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knock me out. had to call you. >> stephanie: thank you, baby. appreciate it. representative judy chu of the great state of california next on "the stephanie miller show." compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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>> sorry. in what universe is -- >> stephanie miller. >> blond? >> relax. no one is going to be looking at her hair.
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>> stephanie: i bet hillary was sweating watching that marco rubio speech last night. hello. >> turkey? >> water? >> stephanie: president of water world. keep it up on climate change. perfect. >> turkey? >> stephanie: sorry. that's what she thought when she was watching rand paul because his response was -- she's like oh, there he is again. >> turkey. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. representative judy chu of the great state of california was there. she joins us now. good morning congresswoman. >> good morning. >> stephanie: i thought it was a great speech. i'm looking at the -- let's see. cbs poll. i haven't seen one like this in quite some time. 91% of those who watched the speech approved of the proposals the president put forth in his remarks. >> that was incredible. i was truly inspired. i thought his emphasis on a thriving middle class is what we need right now. >> stephanie: cbs poll was the one i just looked at. i thought the punditry, you can
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almost predict in advance. someone was saying missed opportunities, didn't specify blah blah, blah. i often think were they watching a different speech? you were there. you felt the same way. i guess 91% of the american people that watched it. >> i thought there were many new ideas that he presented. for instance, the $9 an hour minimum wage. that was incredible. and yet very important step forward so that people who are working hard aren't living in poverty. >> stephanie: well and i also -- when they talk about -- this constant -- the president doesn't reach out. he's not leading. and then they literally say the president needs to stay out of the immigration debate, for instance. a listener wrote because the greg way for p.o.t.u.s. to lead is to stay out of the immigration. which is it? is he not leading or is he too involved in these issues? >> i was so happy that he did emphasize comprehensive immigration reform. i think it is important for people in this country to hear
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from our highest ranking leader that immigration reform is important for this country to move forward. >> stephanie: yep. i loved the infrastructure part. i know you all love going to those ribbon cuttings. here is an idea, right? >> it is through fixing our infrastructure that we get those good, middle class jobs plus our infrastructure needs it. >> stephanie: absolutely. let's take a listen to that. when you listen to this and you go in the united states of america, listen to this. >> obama: the ceo of siemens america, a company that brought hundreds of new jobs to north carolina said that if we upgrade our infrastructure, they'll bring ine more jobs. that's the attitude of a lot of companies around the world. i know you want these job creating project nurse district. i've seen the ribbon cuttings.
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[ laughter ] so tonight i propose a fix it first program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs. like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. [ applause ] >> stephanie: in america. >> stephanie: in america representative. yet you know the republicans will en masse vote against that. they'll say we have a spending problem, blah, blah, blah. >> we cannot do that. we have cut tremendously over the last couple of years. and we've done it responsibly. we need a balanced budget. we need to make sure that there is revenue coming in as well. >> stephanie: i think it bears repeating again. i was look at some statistics before the speech. under president obama government spending has grown at its slowest pace since the eisenhower administration.
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the nation's deficits have shrunk by trillions of dollars. the debt is close to being stabilized. spending cuts are holding back the economic recovery as you alluded to, congresswoman. and again he said as paul krugman and others have said, austerity is the worst thing we can do right now isn't it? >> well, we don't want to be like greece. we don't want to have our economy grind to a halt. in fact, that's what this sequester would do. these automatic spending cuts and yet the republicans are stubbornly holding on to that. even might let it pass. >> stephanie: obviously it is still favoring cuts. he once again said we need a balanced approach to doing this. >> that's right. it is very, very important now. especially with this looming automatic cut. >> stephanie: right. with the sequester. how do you feel that's going to play out now? here we are. it is upon us again. march 1st.
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>> i'm very alarmed. it looks like the republicans are going to let it pass. and this would mean 30% drop in our gdp. that's how drastic it would be. >> stephanie: yep. obviously the emotional highlight of the evening was that -- you know, he really was a very powerful statement on gun violence, not just the people that were there but the way the president framed that issue. what do you think? >> i was there on the floor. i couldn't believe the response. people were chanting vote, vote, vote. we want to vote on these very common sense solutions to the terrible gun violence that is taking away the lives of our loved ones. >> stephanie: i thought it was such a powerful way really of calling out the republicans because i think that you know, like you say it is one of those things where the conventional wisdom is already -- we can't get this gun. let's listen to that again.
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>> obama: malia's parents are in this chamber along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. [ applause ] they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. [ applause ] gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. [ applause ] the families of aurora deserve a vote. [ applause ] the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities affected by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the gun nuts who are the real victims here according to that earlier caller. >> stephanie: at the same time, we have this breaking -- breaking news competing almost with the state of the union another gun violence story out here in our own state right? >> exactly.
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what better argument for some common sense solutions than to look at what's happening with dorner. >> stephanie: somebody made the point, representative that every -- as the nra would say good guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun until they become a bad guy with a gun. >> exactly. are we going to let unstable people have guns and shoot our young kids? 20 young children gunned down. this has to end. >> stephanie: i think that it couldn't have been worse timing. you heard the story of the nra lobbyist. this audio surfaced of him saying -- the gun stuff is going to pass. we just have to get over this connecticut effect. that's how you refer 206-year-olds shot to death at close range? >> an outbreak of compassion. it must be stopped. wasn't that just -- doesn't that sum everything up? the effect the gun lobby has
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had? >> just to pass it off with a phrase like that is just a fleeting fancy. that is horrible. >> stephanie: just another bad day politically for them. you know, they don't realize those parents will never have a good day again compared to them. that's the thing -- that's why it was so powerful last night. to see your former colleague gabby giffords. it is hard to get more powerful than that. >> well, we were there on the floor. we were surrounded up in the gallery by victims of gun violence. not just gabby giffords which we all know was so tragic. but people from newtown. people from aurora. people from all across this country. who have been tragic victims of gun violence. >> stephanie: yeah. do you have hope that anything is going to change particularly after last night? >> yes i do believe that on that issue that we can come to
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some resolution on this. look. nra members support a universal background check. and you don't need 30 rounds of bullets in a magazine in order to shoot a deer. >> stephanie: yep. absolutely or perhaps hunting is not your thing. >> yeah. >> stephanie: representative chu, thanks for joining us. great to have your take as someone who was there. we appreciate talking to you. >> thank you so much. >> stephanie: talk to you again soon. there she goes. representative chu of the great state of california. the president once again last night. >> obama: tonight, i'll lay out additional prop proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework both parties agreed to just 18 months ago. let me repeat. nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need. but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in
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broad-based growth. >> the president's not doing too much not enough! >> stephanie: he's leading too much and also concurrently, not enough at the same time. also too, in addition. michelle in baton rouge you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi michelle. >> caller: good morning. i just want to say -- i'm going to go slow. please if you have to play this over and over. the g.o.p. is not stupid. as obama said with the blue ribbon cutting they benefited off government. his signature is on it because he is the president. let's just say for the sake of argument mitt romney would have won and he had a change of heart. if he had to go behind closed doors and tell john boehner get with the democrats because i realize that everybody should have the proper amount of healthcare. i see poor kids looking into the
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situation. they deserve to eat. romney had a change of heart they would vote for it. >> stephanie: i agree. i thought that -- we were on the air during the clinton -- i thought -- clinton derangement syndrome. it was not like this. it was not this kind of obstructionism. 45 minutes after the hour. right back. more post-state of the union commentary on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: i got her number off the men's room stall. 1-800-steph-12. that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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♪ steph steph baby ♪ >> stephanie: ice in your water, mr. rubio? 50 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. toll free from anywhere. michael tomasky and the "daily beast" said -- as i mentioned earlier, that was the more ill-advised drink of liquid since socrates took hemlock. it deserves to bush league and the way he kept looking nervously at the camera. he comes across like the proverbial substitute teacher. you know you can throw spitballs in his class and he won't have the authority to make you stop. rubio was one of 22 senators to vote against re-authorizing the violence against women act. he has a long ways to go. in the "daily beast." >> stephanie: speak of pundits. >> our good friend, david shuster. >> stephanie: as if tuesdays
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aren't exciting enough. shuster. >> he's the most interesting man in the world. >> stephanie: good morning most interesting. >> good morning, stephanie. great to be with you. >> stephanie: how are you david shuster? once again you've done many, many interviews. i've never heard gulping never heard you furiously drinking water. >> this is a record setting interview for me because i'm on the train from new york to d.c., i'm actually in the bathroom because i figured this would be the quietest place to talk to you and we could have a little bit of private time. >> stephanie: very sexy. yeah, i mean it literally -- there's always one moment like that. last time it was michele bachmann looking off camera. the marco rubio thing. you just feel like it is emblematic of a party that's not confident in its ideas right? >> yeah. the guy looked like he was sweating so much. i haven't seen anybody that
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nervous for a major speech in a long time. it was just -- you know, you get the sense that the guy -- that this really is a show. they don't necessarily believe what they're saying because you can't believe some of this stuff. that they could really be the powerbroker of the republican party. >> stephanie: again, you know, the president not to sound partisan, i just thought it was a magnificent speech. it is hard to top kind of the emotional power of the whole section about guns, don't you think? >> yeah. that's one of the things i liked about his speech. progress lives enjoy. this was the first speech where i felt like the president said i tried the bipartisan and it hasn't gotten me anything. i'm going to go over the heads of the pundits and the media and spoke right to the american people. i'm going to reinforce to the american people that congress are a bunch of know nothings. they have the record low
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approval rating. at times mock the congress. and it seemed like -- it was a reasonable person in the room. simple vote on gun control. remarkable strategy by the president. an effective one as well. >> stephanie: no i think that's absolutely right. you're right. that's what makes me the craziest is punditry about oh, this was just a liberal laundry list. it is like no! all of the issues he talked about, the american people are largely on his side. there is the face of john boehner just right behind him going you know, we're not going to do any of that. even though it literally is what he ran on. what he won on, right? >> yeah. the president you know -- the president won. republicans have to acknowledge that okay, the american people have spoken. they can pick their battles here and there.
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when you have the family -- in the room. and republicans think this is politics. i would say that nut job ted nugent into the chamber, ted nugent called the president of piece of, rhymes with spit, that's about as coarse as it gets. if they felt the president bringing victims of gun violence, more of them speaking out about ted nugent having the honored invitation to go to the state of the union. this is a political event. i think everybody is welcome to bring whoever they want. it was smart move by the president to bring the real victims of gun violence into the chamber. look at the members of congress and say hey, here are the victims. these people deserve a vote. i don't know how anybody can deny that. >> stephanie: i would say versus ted nugent, the president won that debate. i heard people say in some ways, politically, you go good, make ted nugent the face of your party then. >> yeah, i think that there are
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some political benefits to democrats but i believe there should be a certain decorum. i think when members of congress are going the ted nugent path, being so extreme. i think it diminishes the process. at a certain point, you know we all have to be able to have vigorous debates without the name-calling. that's where republicans have gone off the deep end. they can't have a debate on the facts. challenge the republicans to be able to disagree with anything the president said about climate change. because the republicans can't have a debate about facts and science, they have to go to the name-calling. that's where the american people are realizing that you know, he can bring up conservative points. you still want accurate information about the world around you. that's why the republican party and conservative media continue to suffer. >> stephanie: imagine how much water marco rubio will need if global warming continues. you're absolutely right. just the ted nugent thing alone
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you think -- this literally -- can you imagine all of the screams, david of liberal media. can you imagine what fox news would have done, for instance if someone had invited -- a left wing equivalent to a george bush speech? someone who literally had threatened his life? >> they would have gone absolutely crazy. i think -- look, i think people are justified in being really angry but it gets to the hypocrisy. another reason democrats tend to be be -- as a result, democrats cower. we may disagree with ted nugent, he's a nut job but he has a first amendment right to say what's wants. it a member of congress wants to bring him in there so be it. they complain about the decorum. the republicans would threaten the guy's life if somebody had threatened their president. that's how it goes. >> stephanie: do you think last night will change the results, you know or change the debate about guns at all? >> i think it puts an enormous
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amount of pressure not only directed at republicans but the number of democrats. by harry reid who i think will rather not bring up a vote on the assault weapons ban. the president was able to move the needle and say look, you're going to vote against something that's fine. but at least be on the record. tell the american people why you have a straight up-or-down vote. i do think the chances of gun control are much better. they don't have to require -- to have a vote in the senate. if they can get a straight up or down bill, assault weapon ban passage, john boehner suggested he may not approve some of the proposals to the floor unless they have majority support. assault weapons ban won't have majority ban. if people support gun control can get the up-or-down vote, they may find some success. that's where it is smart for the president last night. we all talked about the merits of gun control and what not. the process needs to allow the american people to keep members
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of congress on record on this issue. >> stephanie: thank you for calling me from the train bathroom to have this incredible conversation. >> i would call from you anywhere, my friend. >> stephanie: prevalentine's day conversation. i appreciate it. >> exactly. take care, steph. >> stephanie: love you dave shuster. bye, honey. hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks next on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: hello hour
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number three. sexy liberal hal sparks coming up. jacki schechner. >> yes? >> stephanie: you didn't give us your brief review of the state of the union in general. >> i thought the president did a really good job. i liked it. i liked it a lot. i thought it was really good and really strong. i thought it was a good speech. >> stephanie: that's the thing jim was saying, is it just they suffer so much in comparison to him as speakers or is it their ideas or is it both? it's hard to say. >> i thought it was pretty obvious that the rubio speech was written far in advance. same g.o.p. talking points over and over again. it wasn't actually in reaction to anything the president said. >> stephanie: maybe that's why he was doubly nervous. >> they didn't understand the word "response." be. >> stephanie: i sense him impro-vising on the spur-of-the-moment would also not go well for him. >> i suspect the waterboarding moment wasn't scripted. >> stephanie: sheer she is. completely unscripted. >> the senate finance committee
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is holding a hearing this morning for treasury secretary nominee jack lew. the white house chief of staff. he used opening remarks this morning to emphasize his experience with bipartisan cooperation and collaboration and to warn congress that letting the march 1st automatic spending cutting kick in would be dangerous for our economy. >> that's why we cannot allow the series of harmful automatic spending cuts known as the sequester to go into effect. these cuts would impose self--inflicted wounds to the recovery and will put far too many jobs and businesses at risk. >> once confirmed and he's expected to be, lew's first task will be trying to bridge the gap between white house and congress when it comes out to working out a deal to avoid the sequester. president obama mentioned the sequester early in last night's state of the union. pointing out like lew did, it is a really bad idea. >> these studden harsh arbitrary cuts would jeopardize our military readiness devastate priorities like
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education and energy and medical research. they would certainly slow our recovery. and cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs. >> president obama goes on to say that saving defense by cutting social programs like medicare and social security also cutting education things like that is unacceptable. and we can reduce the deficit through a combination of smart spending and reasonable tax reform. that would be reforms like closing loopholes and deductions for the wealthiest americans. we're going to be back with more show after the break. stay with us. (vo) next, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more
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♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ glug, glug glug, glug. >> stephanie: six minutes after the hour. i'm nervous. i'm always nervous on wednesdays. because it gets hot in here. what's that heavy breathing i hear? why, could it be? ♪ the humpty dance ♪ >> hump days with hal sparks. >> yes, yes! >> stephanie: is there enough water in the world? >> i'm parched. s. >> stephanie: you said the funniest thing. it wasn't just the drinking. it looked like he was shoplifting. >> it looked like it was someone else's water. >> stephanie: like a security camera. >> looked like somebody escaping from prison movie. [ sirens ] >> stephanie: deer in the headlights.
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huh? >> like he's -- running back and forth. like let's get outta here! >> stephanie: he looks like that scared squirrel! what? >> interestingly enough, i think we've all learned a valuable lesson which is -- joining a group of crusty, old white men to vote against the violence against women act makes you just as dry and parched on the inside as they are on the outside. chuck grassley's skin growing inside his throat. >> stephanie: put out the fire in your soul. glug glug. >> i'm going -- >> it burns. >> somewhere there is a witch's coven going i'll show you violence against women act! i find your lack of faith disturbing! >> what? >> stephanie: speaking of -- hot, sexy liberals. hal sparks. >> hi, how are ya? >> stephanie: chris is coming to chicago sexy liberal.
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our son's 12th birthday. we'll be bringing him to the sexy liberal show april 13th. >> wow. >> won't be as sexy. >> stephanie: we'll tone down a little bit. >> we'll hold up a big like sheet in front of it and -- it will be a silhouette. puppet show. >> stephanie: loves your show. he's been a big fan since he was 8. he keeps wanting to call in and talk to you about various issues. he's turned kids from his montesorri school from republicans to democrats. we unfortunately were unable to get v.i.p. tickets. sorry. those long gone. but it will be -- we'll be on the main floor. if you could give him a shout out for his birthday. happy birthday, alex. it will be the highlight of his young life. the comic book and writer of "the stephanie miller show." hurry. tickets flying out the window for the show on april 13th.
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>> ticket window. >> since we're calling up old '40s images all morning marco rubio escaping from prison. [phone ringing] >> hello? >> stephanie: hal sparks, some media coaching, for instance, why put the water so far away? >> again, i don't think it was his. or it was on the little makeup short table. >> it was the gaffer's. >> exactly. what they edited out was the guy going hey! >> stephanie: don't backwash in my water! >> you can keep it now! >> it's going to be hard for the next republican who has to do the republican -- it is not even a rebuttal. it is just a denial of the state of the union. i don't know what they're supposed to do next. after michele bachmann and then after marco rubio. the bar has been raised so high
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now. they will have to break wind. they will have to break wind on the air. breaking news. >> stephanie: here's rand paul. >> with a party that adheres to the constitution, so we won't let the liberals tread on the second amendment. we will fight to defend the entire bill of rights from the right to trial by jury to the right to be free from unlawful surges. we'll stand up against excessive government power wherever we see it. we cannot and will not allow any president to act as if he were a king. >> we will make sure if you're a king, you're part of a well-regulated militia. if you hold a gun you're only doing it to guarantee the security of the state. there is nothing in the second amendment that says you can use the second amendment to be a free person. the only reason the second amendment is there is to protect the security of the state. so go pound sand. that's right. if you believe in the second amendment, you believe in the
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government's ability to transcribe you into service to protect the state. that doesn't mean state -- that means this governmental state. hello, communism. >> stephanie: what was with that backdrop? they have no media consultants of any kind. they both looked like they were high school productions or something. >> they kind of were. >> did you notice that marco rubio lurched to the left to get the water? [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> only move to the left. >> stephanie: all right. the president last night. state of the union. >> obama: our economy is stronger when we reward an honest day's work with honest wages. but today, a full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $14,500 a year. even with the tax relief we put in place. a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line.
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that's wrong. that's why since the last time this congress raised the minimum wage, 19 states have chosen to bump theirs even higher. tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty. and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. [ applause ] >> $9? that's outrageous! i won't pay it. >> if you raise that, it hab will be harder on businesses because they'll have to pay more for their employees. other businesses will have the baseline raise and raise the amount of money they can spend at that business. >> stephanie: then they could afford what you make. >> i hate americans. i want americans to work for me for no benefits and very low wage but i want to sell to foreigners! like a guy driving people from the airport to their hotel and overcharging them. that's my business plan.
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>> stephanie: hal sparks, what did you think in general? >> i thought it was terrific. i think it was -- you can measure how great it was by the weird shuttering, stammering nonsense that came out of eric cantor and boehner and all of those -- president hasn't provided any sort of a plan except for the written bills that have been sitting there anonymously blocked. and of course, he's got no ideas. he's just presenting ideas and he won't lead on any issues. >> stephanie: that's why the punditry drives me crazy. it is a pretty high bar. he's a great speaker. just like clockwork you know people are going to go oh, djokhar -- joe scarborough -- >> too many ideas in there. >> stephanie: he's not leading enough. too many ideas. no ideas. >> well, i mean -- but that's the plan. this morning on cnn they had
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somebody -- they had like kind of two sides of -- what did you think of certain points in the president's speech? they had two black gentlemen one was strategist for politico who is a democratic strategist and another guy was the guy who used to help george bush who is a little -- ron christie. i couldn't quite remember. >> stephanie: the cross-eyed pundit. >> both of them were -- both sides of the issue was i thought the president missed the mark. he was like how is that a both sides of the issue? both of them seem to agree and both of them were wrong. one of the points the guy -- from either the "daily beast" or politico made was the president's going to raise the minimum wage, how is he going to pay for it? how do you pay for it? that's not a tax raise moron. that's businesses that pay that wage. it is an establishing. you don't take a tax -- the government doesn't make up for the difference in what you're
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paying. that's the dumbest thing -- i've ever heard. >> stephanie: mystery science theatre of yelling. >> he needs to be a part of your quadruple. >> that was absurd. if you're going to raise the minimum wage, mr. president, how are you going to pay for it? >> stephanie: will you come snuggle with me? snuggle with me sunday morning for "meet the press." >> i can't do it because david gregory needs a mustache. it drives me crazy. he has a lot of space between his lip and his nose. >> it doesn't have to be the full kind of -- >> stephanie: he literally said should the president withdraw chuck hagel's nomination? don't you think he should start over? >> no. >> he just went through committee. what are you talking about? >> yes, he should remove anybody that jim inhoff doesn't like. that's essentially what it is. >> here's what jim inhoff -- hagel was endorsed by iran. >> he and cruz both said that yesterday. >> stephanie: he called out cruz for insinuating hagel may
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have received funds from extreme groups. i think i wrote down the word he was criticizing our senator for implying hagel was cozy with terrorist type countries. i would say he's endorsed by them. you can't get any cozier than that. really? he's a republican! chuck hagel! and yet the president's not doing enough bipartisan outreach. >> chuck hagel is unfortunately does not believe in carpet bombing as a solution to a diplomatic problem. and cruz and inhoff both do because they're big christians, apparently. they believe that the abject is like -- all drone striking single target aside, they believe in wiping out miles and miles of city blocks to get -- >> stephanie: on the offchance someone -- >> the poor people they disagree with are there while the other people are trying to work at a shoe shop until this nonsense
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passes. they get wiped out in the process. >> chuck said that it was the tip of the iceberg. talk about one guy who shot up an orphanage with a 50 caliber machine gun. >> but that's all right. >> stephanie: a senate panel approved him yesterday. what hal is referring to. harry reid said he would move ahead with a full senate vote. he was jamming it through. >> stephanie: so republican senator jim inhoff insisting any confirmation be based on votes. several republicans have said that would be an unprecedented effort. when john mccain points that out, you know, seriously. >> huh? >> stephanie: senator carl levin said their demands are beyond the scope of what has been asked traditionally of former nominees. a point echoed by john mccain. >> eh? >> did i or didn't i? wait. what day is it? who am i for and against?
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who am i mad at this week so i can choose my position on who i have a grudge against? >> no, sir one should impugn his character and integrity. they were accusing him of lying. >> of colluding with iran against the interests of the american people. i mean dick cheney went on -- i guess it was a fox interview. can't go anywhere else. but he was -- his big thing was that the president's choices including hagel are a specific strategy to endanger the american people and undermine be. it's doing it. >> stephanie: he can talk because he served so patrioticically in vietnam. >> no terrorist things happened on cheney's watch though. >> you're nothing. >> nothing bad happened. >> no wars of choice. we made sure that our soldiers had everything they needed when they went to war. >> thorough investigation.
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>> every piece of evidence they used to start the war has turned out to be true. in dick cheney's defense -- i'm sorry. >> welcome to the upside down world. >> snark snark. >> i was thinking with my marco rubio brain. i reverse everything i know to be true and say it. >> stephanie: southern bell lindsey graham will block the nomination of chuck hagel if he doesn't get more answers on benghazi. i'm insisting the president answer what he did that night. >> i need more answers. >> does lindsey graham think benghazi is the guy he met at that bar the other night? >> what are you saying, hal? >> stephanie: 19 minutes after the hour. >> ben who? >> nice to meet you ben ghazi. >> here's my card. i'm a senator. what do you think of that? 20 minutes after the hour. >> announcer: she was abandoned by wolves and raised by republicans. it is "the stephanie miller show."
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he opened his mind and let the music flow but in his attempt to break on through, he found the end. of all the hours in all his days, these are the ones you'll never forget.
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♪ they call me her ♪ ♪'s call me ♪ >> stephanie. ♪ that's not my name ♪ ♪ that's not my name ♪ ♪ that's not my name ♪ >> stephanie: grumpy cat's look. 24 minutes after the hour. grumpy cat don't be so grumpy. >> glug, glug, glug, dplug glug. >> the president last night. >> obama: most of us agree a plan to reduce the deficit must be part of our agenda.
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but let's be clear. deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. a growing economy that creates good, middle class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> stephanie: thank you. >> think you're so smart. >> stephanie: yet another poll. abc "washington post" poll, obama's agenda more favorable than congressional g.o.p. >> in all fairness though, he actually has one. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> that's true. an agenda -- even agendas -- you can't cut your deficit then just have that be your economic plan. you can also not just deny whatever the president -- and call it leadership. >> stephanie: right. >> you can't just block bills. >> stephanie: that should be our cycle. republicans, they're why we can't have nice things. >> that would work. >> you mean like bridges that don't collapse under you.
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>> stephanie: right. rose in new mexico, you're on with hal. >> caller: hi, there. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: here i am. i have a math question for you. >> all right. >> caller: 92% of the american people want effective gun control legislation. what's congress's approval rating? >> 8%. >> caller: so 8% of people who think it's okay to have guns and use them recklessly, those are the people that are supporting congress. >> stephanie: are you the smartest girl in class today. and math is hard! as barbie tells us. here is another -- >> especially when they deal with temperatures. >> stephanie: 80% of firearms used in crimes did not have to go through a background check. they were sold privately. powerful stuff. >> if you want to know how most guns that are used in crimes are purchased, go rent taxi driver.
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watch the scene where he buys guns out of a suitcase from a guy who's driving around with them in the trunk of his car. and that -- that guy -- there are gangs all over this country that they have four or five people in the gang who don't commit any crimes. that's actually their job. they are -- they keep their nose clean so they can go buy guns in other states. they'll pass a background check. they can even wait for it. but they specifically buy from private owners or gun shows shuffle them in. they're used in a crime and then they dump them in the lake. that's -- that's been a common practice for a long time. it is gun show loophole and the private sale loophole that makes it super easy for them. they can get a gun in less than 20 minutes. that they can use in a crime and dump. >> stephanie: rebecca in asheville. welcome. >> caller: hi, stephanie. i'm a huge fan of your show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i just wanted to
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point out that while i was watching marco rubio's speech last night, i thought the entire thing was nauseating to some degrees. my personal favorite part was at the end when he was -- actually, the poor, single mothers dreaming about better lives for their children and dads not around, so on and so forth. as both a domestic violence survivor and a single mom knowing he had just voted against the violence against women act the same day he was saying all of that, that was the part where i threw up in my lap. >> stephanie: yeah. it really is -- just the name of the bill. really? you're against it? >> they're actually against it -- the only difference between this version and the old version is that it now pertains to the lgbt community. >> stephanie: undocumented immigrants native-american women. the bill heads to the house where g.o.p. is resisting some of the provisions because there's too much protection. for women in there. they want to add some bitches
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have it coming amendments and stuff like that. >> also two men together, if one beats the other one up, there shouldn't be domestic violence protection for that guy. that's one of the big holdouts. >> stephanie: somebody please send me a picture of marco rubio with a squared squirrel in the frame so we can post it on facebook. right back with hump days with hal on "the stephanie miller show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. >> you have so many unsolvable problems.
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like your mouth. it looks like somebody kicked a hole in a bag of flour. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." 34 minutes after the hour. robin writes rubio proves you can swallow and choke at the same time. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> that's completely unfair to a member of the g.o.p. i listened to the president's entire speech and i did not hear a single new idea except the awful ones. and i also didn't hear him lead on anything except places where he's trying to shove things down our throats. i need a sip of water too. >> stephanie: big story. not the state of the union or the cop killer, banana joe. a black dog with a monkey-like face became the first affenpinscher to win best in show. >> that's an ape terrier. >> stephanie: best in show at
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westminster. >> apparently he has a big shrontz. >> stephanie: he is all -- tiny little dog. okay. >> the law giveth and the law taketh away. sometimes just keeps on giving. gets distracted. left the teapot on while he was putting the magic -- wank making sauce on -- [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: all right. >> then you run over there and you come back and tiny dog -- >> should have sent a picture of his face. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: "the new york times" story reads best in show. the judge, michael says he's a fantastic of aen pincher with a fantastic face. a great body. i've never had my hands on a better affenpinscher ever. he has the muscle tone of a big dog. >> i'll tell you why i can't put up with you people because you're bastard people.
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>> stephanie: seven fantastic dogs presented in the most immaculate manner. he's never had his hands on a better affenpinscher. >> get your hands off my affenpinscher. >> i can't wait until we're having shows about children this way when we're genetically modifying our kids. you take what used to be five wolf-like dogs we've crowbarred into chihuahua and st. benards. where is the republican party when man wants to play god with day nines? with canines? because there's no way bassett hounds would survive in the wild. thundering herds of bassett hounds, never happen. >> they would step on their own ears. >> and die. >> stephanie: pterodactyl bait. my favorite thing was when they said ann coulter looks like something they should have left on the island. leave her. she's got too bitey. >> that's got more of a lock
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thing going on. >> obama: we can't ask senior citizens and working families to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction while asking more from the wealthiest and the most powerful. we want to grow the middle class by shifting the cost of healthcare or college on to families that are already struggling or by forcing communities to lay off more teachers and more cops and more firefighters. most americans democrats republicans and independents understand that we can't just cut our way to prosperity. they know that broad-based economic growth requires a balanced approach to deficit reduction. with spending cuts and revenue and with everybody doing their fair share. and that's the approach i offer tonight. >> stephanie: theta in detroit. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, i love you guys and i'm in love with jim ward, of course. silkiest hair.
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his is so silver and mine is so gray but oh, well. hi to chris too. what i called for is to give you, stephanie the long, suffering tv host award. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i can't believe how the gun people have been hazing you. >> stephanie: yes. did you hear the guy today that was mocking the green ribbons? >> caller: i know. a green and white ribbon. >> stephanie: because he said the real victims are the gun owners in america. >> caller: when i walk into a room where everybody is strapped, i'm sure i'm going to be like good guy no, bad guy over there. here's a bad guy. >> stephanie: we just had a little story in l.a. about a good guy with a gun that turned into a bad guy with a gun. >> a bad guy with a lot of guns actually. >> well, that's the issue. they were saying -- there were a lot of people at the -- they were affected by gun violence. i think you should include ted
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nugent in that even though he was -- >> stephanie: i was looking at a picture of him. he has benefited. his tv cue has gone up. he's been interviewed by cnn because of newtown. >> stephanie: there is a picture and he got the crappiest -- ever. [ applause ] top balcony in the top of a best western ballroom. his arms crossed. >> he did not stand up in tights with a tiny little tox tail attached to his butt and go wang dang doodlely do. >> stephanie: he didn't poop his pants to get out of going to war. >> he would if it was a threat. but he's not. that's his biggest problem. he used to be a big threat. rock n' roll kind of bad boy. what is it? he married his cousin he was sleeping with because incest is
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a -- less of a charge than statutory rape. >> something like that. >> stephanie: i think he adopted a teenage girl in order to -- >> never mind. >> just so he could marry her. >> stephanie: robert in tennessee. >> we'll look it up. >> stephanie: google it. >> caller: how are you doing this morning? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i just wanted to talk a little bit about gun control. if we're going to take guns away from the civilians, we should take guns away from the police. that said, the root of gun violence is rooted in a failed drug war. >> stephanie: wait a minute, dew point the police to have guns is what you're saying? >> not if the civilians don't have weapons. >> so you think you're going to have to kill a cop at some point in your life. >> no, not at all. >> if you have to open on fire on someone it will be an officer. >> negative. i believe in gun control. i think if i can't have weapons neither should the police. >> i actually -- i will actually
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agree with him on the low-level constable level that at a certain point if we had harsh district, gun laws that actually were reflective of the violence in this country which is almost all gun-related then yeah. then beat cops and traffic cops wouldn't have to carry weapons. you would have s.w.a.t. teams for major cases or whatever. if we get to that point super. but i don't think it will happen. tell cops in arizona that. >> i have some ted nugent updates for you. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> in 1978, he began a relationship with a woman. due to the age difference, they could not marry so nugent joined her parents in signing documents to make him her legal guardian, an arrangement that was ranked at number 63 of their 100 sleaziest moments in rock. >> stephanie: the president last night. >> stockman brought him to the state of the union. >> obama: the greatest nation on earth cannot conducting its
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business from drifting from one manufacturing crisis to the next. we can't do it. [ applause ] >> obama: let's agree right here, right now to keep the people's government open. and pay our bills on time. and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> stephanie: what a novel idea. by the way, picture of ted nunent. there is a guy next to him with his head down. i'm not sure if he's asleep or if ted shot him. i'm alarmed. >> no one is really in danger of being shot by ted nugent. >> stephanie: bill in florida. >> caller: good morning, stephanie. how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i could say first off, i have an older brother who voted for your father. that's what i've been up against all my life. >> stephanie: all right. >> caller: what i wanted to say was obama last night -- boehner
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is what you call him i'm disgusted with him. i'm disgusted with him! i don't know what -- >> stephanie: in his defense he was drunk on bourbon and coke if you were watching him drink. >> caller: that must be nice. what i was going to say is i want 100 lesbian moms to write to boehner and to threaten him that they will -- or pull a grover norquist on him where he will not get re-elected the next time -- i don't know whether he comes up in 2014 or not. >> stephanie: i don't know when the boehner pops up. >> house members get re-elected every two years. >> caller: okay. so it would be 2014. so they would descend on ohio, whatever district he's from. >> stephanie: right. >> just threaten to keep him out of office again. >> stephanie: you need some good lesbians to keep a boehner
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down. >> 100 lesbians? >> stephanie: the president last night. >> urges congress to get together pursue a bipartisan market-based solution to climate change. like the one john mccain and joe lieberman worked together a few years ago. if congress won't act soon to protect future generations i will. i will direct -- [ applause ] i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take in the future to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> stephanie: you know what i said earlier? since the republicans don't believe in climate change, the good news is marco rubio could be president of water world. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> give him a bottle of poland springs. a bottle of his own urine.
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>> global warming is just -- >> never mind the fact that i'm growing gills as we speak. >> stephanie: 45 minutes. it is ugly. >> ugly. ugly. >> stephanie: all right. 45 minutes after the hour. back with the remaining moments of hump days with hal sparks on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: she puts the broad back in broadcasting. it's "the stephanie miller show." to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ get down, boogie oogie oogie ♪ ♪ get down, boogie oogie oogie ♪ >> i love disco. i hear it's making a comeback. >> obama: i propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. [ applause ] >> obama: every dollar we invest in high-quality early childhood education can save more than $7 later on. by boosting graduation rates. reducing teen pregnancy. even reducing violent crime. >> stephanie: what? no! we need kids -- to be dumb enough to vote for republicans when they grow up. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> there is no correlation between the federal government helping anyone get an education and getting further along in life than they would have --
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sorry. that's not true. paul ryan actually got -- social security benefits and used it to -- >> stephanie: so did marco rubio. >> my bad. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: by the way, it is all about money for the republicans. here's some fun facts. a path to citizenship will lead to economic growth. immigrants are essential to strengthen the economy. no more likely to participate in social programs than the native born. legalizing undocumented immigrants would raise the nation's gdp $1.5 trillion in the next decade. raise wages and lead to increased tax revenue. another fun fact. extreme weather fueled by climate change will cost the u.s. trillions. just saying. >> but keep in mind, rich people buy the houses that are on the hill for a reason and without major storms, who's going to wipe away all the poor people's houses and give you a better view of the sea? secondly yes, it will increase taxes and the gdp of the country
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but it will do it by inviting more brown people into the country. >> stephanie: hal sparks believes in science if you're lucky enough to see him do his t-rex bit. see himselfy liberal in chicago. >> science! >> who here, by the way built a 3-d printer if you're in the room and you built a 3-d printer out of hand. >> stephanie: popsicle sticks and string. >> i built a printer bot. there are kits you can build. >> did you call it the hal 9,000? >> stephanie: i save science facts for you. for instance, did you know that -- >> yes. >> stephanie: the sea slug discards its penis after sex and grows another one? >> who doesn't know that? >> apparently sea snakes are against high-capacity magazines. >> stephanie: here are more fun facts. this sea slug each slug has a
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penis and a vagina. both members insert their -- into the others at the same time. >> well, to be fair -- they call that space docking. >> you can't really tell a sea slug to [ bleep ] himself. >> stephanie: after copulating for about ten minutes each slug discards its peenis and grows a new one which is ready to be used in 24 hours. >> and you complain because i need a nap. >> that would be bad for gun shows and monster truck rallies. >> what if each one got smaller. better make the first one count. get a new one tomorrow. the bad news is you get a whole new -- the good news you is get a whole new penis tomorrow. the bad news is it will be 2/3 the size. probably gave it to an
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affenpinscher. >> stephanie: right. exactly. the other -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] obviously the president had some historic words in his inaugural about gay rights. i didn't even know this. lgbt people can be fired for who they are in 29 states. obama considering an executive order to protect them. he has called on congress to protect the nondiscrimination act. >> i would guess the 29 states you're talking about have representatives who voted against the violence against women act. they probably stack fairly high in that same crowd. also, one of the states that lower how much women make on the job versus the rest of the country because even though the mean is 77 cents on the dollar, that means in other places, in some place, it is way lower and in other place, it is slightly higher so the mean is lowered by the same states. >> stephanie: we pause now to salute france who just passed gay marriage.
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i love when they both start talking. >> ambassador. i never thought this would happen, you know. >> stephanie: parliament approved a sweeping bill to legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. they have bridges that work. and gays can marry. france joins britain the netherlands, belgium norway, spain as well as argentina and south africa and nine states and the district of columbia. >> quickly. ♪ >> stephanie: what are we doing here? >> that's the french national anthem. >> wow, you didn't recognize it? >> stephanie: i do. i thought he was going into a little hugh jackman there. "les miz." >> only because i have shoulder and decent upper body.
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>> chris talked about our riffing on lindsay graham. what's it like to meet her in person in he smells up magnolias in secret shame. poor lindsey. ever going to advise him. >> i just cannot get this off my trouser knee. the stain will not go -- does anyone have any shout. >> stephanie: katherine in california. hello, katherine. >> caller: good morning, mama and the mooks. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: two things quickly. first of all, that was not marco rubio last night. that was mitt romney in drag. i say he really did that. the other thing talking about the disrespect, the thing i found was so telling at the very beginning when they went on the supreme court alito scalia and thomas were not there. and i just thought -- you talk about the disrespect and between not standing up for the 102-year-old woman for her right to vote or the violence against women -- >> stephanie: they're like
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boo, boo 102-year-old woman. you're sticking around, sucking off the government tit die already. >> if you have any question that they didn't stamp a single point of disrespect. it is not. it is a strategy by the republicans to limit the number of people voting that has been going on since the beginning of the heritage foundation since paul wyrick. look up on youtube was one of the founders of the heritage foundation. he actually says we want fewer people to vote. we do not want more people to vote. it is a -- tom hartman place the clip quite a bit. it is very, very telling. they have been playing that out as legislation ever since. it is not just a feeling they have. it is not as simple as their racism. >> stephanie: if more people were voting for republicans they sure as hell wouldn't want to stand in line for six hours. >> exactly. that's why the numbers are gone down. 50 republicans and 50 democrats. you look at the -- they con